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LABOUR PROPOSES INCOME TAX SHARE FOR LOCAL REVENUE

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The government should hand over a proportion of national income tax to councils, allow them to develop their own ta...
The government should hand over a proportion of national income tax to councils, allow them to develop their own tax raising schemes and give them the right to develop any local policy not explicitly outlawed, Labour MP Graham Allen proposed this week.

Mr Allen, Nottingham North MP and Labour home affairs spokesman on the constitution, argues in a paper due to be published next week that half councils' income should come from income tax. The other half should come from 'an open menu' of revenues such as locally set business rates, fair rates and sales taxes.
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